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Ousdigian Wins Markham Memorial 5K – Saturday Sports Wrap

Running Mark Ousdigian of Houghton took the title at the Aspirus Thatcher Markham Memorial 5k Run last night. Houghton’s Eric Houck came in second, with Justin Micillo of Rochester, New York, placing third. Kristen Monahan of Houghton was the top women’s finisher, with Chassell’s Lela Rautiola second, and Michele Reinke …

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Bridgefest Volunteers Needed!

The following notice was issued by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce: Bridgefest is here! We are excited to bring the community a great weekend full of family-friendly events. Bridgefest was organized to celebrate the Portage Lake Lift Bridge, which officially opened in 1959. The Bridge is a vital link between …

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Michigan Tech Team Wins iOme Challenge

The following press release was issued by Michigan Tech writer, Mark Wilcox: For the second time in four years, a team from Michigan Technological University has won a national retirement security essay competition. The three-student team won the 2019 iOme Challenge sponsored by the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER). The iOme …

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Michigan Distillery Brings Back Mining-Era Whiskey

After disappearing for roughly 100 years, a taste of the Copper Country is now back. Iron Fish Distillery of Thompsonville, MI has re-introduced Copper Queen Whiskey, which is directly connected to the area’s mining era. Owner Richard Anderson says this spirit was originally produced and sold in Calumet.  “Copper Queen …

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